2010 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru

Year: 2010
Appellation: Chablis
Country: France
Vinous Media: 95+
Burghound: 95-97
View from the Cellar, John Gilman: 98
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"($115) Bright, pale green. Subtle, delicate aromas of white peach, mint, crushed stone and chlorophyll. Less complex today than the Preuses but this is still an infant. All about white peach lifted by white pepper. Fine-grained, silky and utterly vibrant wine, delivering outstanding density and fullness without weight. Great slowly mounting finish promises much more to come." (IWC)

"An exceptionally fresh and intensely floral nose also offers up notes of lime, lemon, stone and iodine, all of which can also be found on the massively rich, concentrated and big-bodied flavors that are breathtakingly powerful and intense, all wrapped in a palate drenching and extraordinarily long finish. As impressive as all of these characteristics are, it's the sheer depth of underlying material that is almost hard to believe. Like the Preuses and the Valmur, this is a 'wow' wine that should develop for at least a decade though because of all of the dry extract, it will be approachable much sooner." (BH)

"The 2010 William Fèvre les Clos is the very finest of what is an utterly stunning array of grand crus from the domaine in this vintage. The nearly perfect nose offers up a complex and youthful mélange of apple, tart orange, grapefruit, flint, stunning, stony minerality, lime zest, smoke and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied and very pure on the attack, with a properly reserved personality, simply enormous, nascent complexity, a rock solid core and brilliant cut and grip on the snappy, soil-driven and magically long finish. Stunning juice. 2022-2075." (John Gilman)

Winery Notes
4,11 ha of 26 ha. The largest and most famous of the Grands Crus, because it is the historical cradle of Chablis vineyards.The soil, with its due south orientation and very white, dense and deep clay soil, rests on a limestone bed 80 cm below, which brings along those spicy notes so typical of this terroir.

Characteristics of the appellation:
Remarkably complex bouquet, blending fruity, floral and spicy notes with a substantial mineral touch. Structured palate.

Food-wine matches:
Fish, shellfish and other seafood, grilled or in a cream sauce. Poultry and white meat, grilled or in a cream sauce.

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Grape variety:
100% Chardonnay.